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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1004.
The Omaha Daii Bee. B. ROSE WATER. EDITOR. rUBLJSlIEX) ETERT MORNINO. '" ' 1 ' ' TERMS Or BrBSCRIPTION. rr!y IK (wtthtfnt Bandar). One Tear. .11 0 l'eny ita and B'inrtay, use iw Illustrated Dm, On If.. i. w Sunday Be. On Tcr It psturdsy Be. One Tear u Twentieth Century Farmer. One Ttu Lt DCLJVKRED BT CARRIER. PTT (without Sunday), per copy., te Il)y Fe (without Sunday), per week ...Mo 'ai Km (including- Hunday). per week.ITu Bunday IT It. er COOT .... to 'Evening ISfO (without Rundayl. per t r week to Ma (including eunuaj;. WMK n..w " Complaint of Irregularity th delivery Should ha addressed to City Circulation IX- ptruoent. omcm Sooth Omaha :ity Hall Duilding, Twen- my-nna ana n street. Council HhifTs 10 Pearl Btreet. Chrro IMrt t'nlty Rnlldlnr. New Tork-M2 Park Row Building. Washington 60! Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. CrnnsnutilrtatlnM r.1 itln. In n.wn and edl torla! matter ahoald be addressed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Ram It by draft, eiprese or postal order rijriiM 10 i ne taa fiinusnins (nlr Kcent stamna raoelved In nayment or mr fenl xtamna Wait accounts. Personal check", mcept on Omaha or eastern ovrhanaoa. not accented. TUB REB PUBLISHING COMPAMT. STATEMENT OP CIRCULATION. Stats of Nebraska, Douglas County, m.: Oentm, B. Tsachuck, secretary of The Be PublbMiln; Company, being duly worn, aya that tha actual number of full and comnleta oootm of The Dally. Morning;. 1reirfnf and Sunday Be printed during tb month t January, 1 was aa follow: ...804139 18.. ...XT.140 .., ,S8i,TBO I . a.... ..a3no ...80,110 89,400 ...JCO.TOO U , 88,730 ...20,610 .23 S8,TT0 i..,T40 2t 80,000 S. I. .88,480 M 84,228 ..89,480 26 8HJTT0 10. 841,705 It 8H.9TO U 8M,80 II ,4IW U 8W.980 17 80,400 28 89,179 8H.70O 14. JfN.ffOO SO li ,.80310 SI II 80,170 " Total Laes unsold and returned copies. ...30,010 ...80,208 .wa.isn . 9,847 Net total saJae .883,308 Nat averts bJs 88,403 GEO. B. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed In, my presence and aworn to twrore pM tnis 4 day or rebrvary. A. li, 11 M. B. HUNGATE. (Seal.) Notary Public. The Irish are standing pat The yellow peril grows more threaten- lng. A Japanese woman bat Just an nexed a nephew of J. Plerpont Morgan. If St Louis Is as successful in making a show as It seems to be in making a loan the success of the exposition Is spreading the report that he has nothing decision and hence there Is no substan assured. 1 I to fear from the trust magnates, andl'tlal reason for apprehension, yet the Tne umana urain exchange had not a eviiw . I uvea veiauiiaueu xuriy-eigut uuuxs oeiore wheat mounted up to $1 a bushel In the nicago wneai pit Spring must be opening early already a T 1- - a A M Al I resumption of activity by Macedonian revolutionists Is made this early. The action of Irs senior senator shows that progress la making strides in Ar kansas even though the state is handi capped b a governor yarned Jefferson Paris. The railroads have a good many car dinal sins to shoulder. The heaviest of these the ehanro of tha final .Ttoaiara' I association that they are responsible for abort weight Governor Peabody announces that the insurrection in the Cripple Creek dis trict of Colorado has ended Just as the Uruguayan rebels clamor for notice in the news columns. ... i' i . . John, Redmond says that Ireland had rather be badly governed bf Itself than well governed by another power. The same sentiment has landed many men In British dungeons. The Iowa legislature is now actively engaged In the same pastime that has taken up most of the time of all the pre ceding legislatures, namely, the repeal of four-fifths of all the statutory enact ments of the preceding session. The financial Idea breaks Into the most solemn occasions. The death of William C. Whitney was Just announced . when the dispatches told ' of the loss Wtlch' would come to bis stables through the lapse of entries of his race Loiaes. s Roosevelt clubs organised by earnest and enthusiastic friends of Roosevelt re- gardless of faction are all right but ' clubs organised to promote factional strife and subserve personal ambitions undur the Roosevelt flag do not deserve acouragement Tlehry Watfrrsoa is almost as par- tlctilar about the next democratic can fUdate for president as though be Ihought that party nrignt be successful it the polls. He baa now relegated W. R. Hearst to the scrap pile with Bryan and Cleveland Without giving him a chance to show the mettle that is is hlin. The all-absorbing, Issue among South Omaha politicians with .a democratic brand is whether candidate for munlcl - -pal offices, to be voted for at the coming election, are to be nominated by direct primaries or by a nominating convenr tlon. Parties familiar with South Omaha nominating methods say that it Is as broad aa it la long, . In one case the candidates have to round up the voters; in the other case they have to corral the delegates before and after a, - nomination. If it turns out that William C. Whit- ey, former (secretary or we navy, wnoi was reputed to be a taultl-mllllonalre, I has left any part of bis millions as a gift to charitable, benevolent or educational lnatltuUous there is liable to be a pop- Jar protest entered against its accept- snce because Whitney was a turfman and got some of bis wealth from betting by a conflict between Russia and Japan, thousand such monuments." The estt n racehorses, which certainly Is Just as I But no American having a proper regard mated cost of the university temple, Immoral as Rockefeller pocketing rail - road rebates and arbitrarily fixing the pHm aaal ell. - . - - . - , . OOSVXI.TAJi)rHriCTJiOJrATS The fact that several trout majrnstrs and representatives of trout magnates have recently sought and obtained Inter views with President Rooeevelt Is Inter preted by correrpondenta at (be national capital as preliminary negotiations for a political armistice. Soma go bo far as to declare that President Roosevelt has I capitulated to Wall street rather thim risk defeat in the coming national con vention at the bands of the corporations. This version of the recent conferences between the president and the trust magnates Is incredible as well as ab surd. Theodore Roosevelt has never lacked the courage of his convictions. He has never yet been known to surren der or abandon aby principle or policy which be believed to be right and just The mere fact that he baa entertained President Btlllman of the City National bank of New York, which Is the finan cial depository of the Standard , Oil truet. has no wider significance than the fact that be expressed satisfaction with said: "When the body of an act pro the assurance of J. W. Blythe, who I nounces as illegal every contract or com- clalms to dominate Iowa politics, that tha In delegation vwonld be for him In the national convention. The doors of the White nouse have been open to cltlsens of all classes, stations- and races since its occupancy by President Roosevelt - The trust pluto- Q.moltea are received no more coraiaiiy oy mm man me uiobi i humbla. citizen in -the land. The un- friendly attitude of the Morgana, Rocke fellers, Goulds and other railroad 'mag 1 nates and captains of Industry toward. President Roosevelt has been an open secret for many months, and if they have recently experienced a change of heart It Is not because Roosevelt ias capitulated, but because they see the handwriting on the wall. They realize I that the overwhelming public sentiment in favor of his renoinlnatlon and re-elec tion would make any opposition on their part foolhardy and extra hazardous. There Is nothing so timid and cowardly as a minion dollars, except two minion dollars. The trust magnates are not so foolish as to butt their heads against the solid wall. It may also transpire that their with drawal of opposition is simply a ruse de guerrei There is no possible chance of I be In restraint of commerce and there defeating Theodore Roosevelt's nomina- fore unlawful, and that the effect of this tlon except by creating a false sentiment of security, In other words, by lulling Roosevelt and bis friends to sleep by mar even count on their support hence- forth. We doubt however, whether the ...... . ... I president or His rtauncn supporters wiu allow themselves to be hoodwinked by these unnatural demonstrations of good will anil HanriaYtYV CVirrwiratlnn mot. I tntltBt an nATO fnrir,r.. w O - w ' I Theodora Roosevelt than they were three months ago, and. if they can sur prise him off his guard or trip him up they will do it ' twiTAia'8 cotros rnoBLtu. A notable feature of King Edward's speech at the opening of Parliament which is of particular interest to Aineis. lean cotton' producers, was Tils reference to the insufficiency of the suddIv of raw I cotton and the expression of a hope that the efforts being made In various parts I of the empiro to increase the area of cotton cultivation may be successful. We referred a'few days ago to the re- port of. the. United States. consul general I at Berlin regarding the 'efforts being I made in Great Britain, France and many to develop in their colonial i sessions the cultivation of cotton. In tha hone of hem able m tim t emnnM. pato elr textile Industries from de- pendence upon American cotton. .There are associations In each of those coun tries for the purpose of promoting this policy and they are said to -have met with some success. The British Cotton Growing- association has been eiperi- mentlng some two years in West Africa and a recent shipment of cotton from there waa pronounced equal to the best American upland ,ln both length and quality of fiber. There seems to be no reason to doubt that cotton cultivation in Africa will In time become an extensive and profitable Industry, but it is Improbable that the time Will ever be when there is not a demand for all the American cotton that can be grown. Yet the efforts of other countries to Increase the supply of this most necessary product will be watched with interest 10 AtttRICAlt CO-OPtttATlOn. A statement having, gone abroad to the effect that the United States was likely to Join with Great Britain and France in action unfriendly to Japan in the event of the latter maintaining an tin compromising attitude, it la said on the authority of the acting secretary of state that the United States bad not and would not act with any power in regard to the issue In the far east The report that went abroad appears to have been J accepted by some of the Paris papers las navmg a substantial basis a pa tuey 1 gave It special prominence, which simply J showed how little foreigners understand tne spirit ana policy or our government, There has been manifested abroad, so far as newspaper expressions can be taken to Indicate public opinion, an ear nest desire that the United States would co-opera,te with such of the European powers as want peace preserved in the far east but no thought of doing this I V.. . , . . liAAn .nt.rf.lnol1 A bKIhm I has ever been entertained at washing ton and the assurance is now given that this government will not act with any other power in the matter. Inteiilgeut Americans are taking a very great lnter- I est In the far eastern trouble. Doubtless I a large majority of them are hopeful that war will be averted, realizing that this country has rights and Interests in that quarter that might be Imperilled 1 for the well-established policy of the I Country would approve of this govern - I rtaiX Jvilulng wit MAT Csropasa pawer to relation to the Rosso-Japanese con troversy. The) United States Is friendly to both the contending nations and Its proper and only safe position Is that of strict neutrality. Our government would be Justified, by the terms of Ths Hague convention. In tendering Its good offices, but aa this would probably be useless, the obviously wise course la to stand aloof, at. least so long a a our rights and Interests are not Invaded. TO AM a If l) ASXhTRVSt LAW. A bill Introduced in the United States senate by Mr. Foraker and referred to the committee on interstate commerce proposes to amend the anti-trust law of 1890, known as the Sherman act, so aa to make it apply only to "unreasonable" restraints of trade. Under the decisions of the supreme court of the United States the law now applies to all re straints of trade, whether "reasonable" or "unreasonable." In the Transmis- sourl Freight association case the court binatlon In restraint of trade or com- merce among the several states, the plain and ordinary meaning of such lan guage Is not limited to that kind of con tract - alone which is unreasonable re straint of trade, but all contracts are included in such language and no exception or limitation can be" added wiiuoui placing in iue acv uiut wuitu has been omitted by congress." This Interpretation of the anti-trust law of 1800 was reaffirmed by the high est tribunal In the Joint traffic case and by the circuit court in the Northern Se curities case. It hi relied upon to secure a decision of the supreme court in the latter-case favorable to the government The defendants In these several cases have contended that it was not Intended by congress that the Injf should apply to reasonable restraints of trade and the question has received a good deal of nttentlon and discussion outside of the courts, those opposing the supreme court decision finding strong arguments for their position In the dissenting opln ion of four of the Justices of the court. It has been urged that under the inter- Ipretation of the highest tribunal almost any trade agreement or contract would would be dangerous and demoralizing to the business of the country, While no such result has followed the amendment of the law proposed by Sen ator Foraker certainly merits careful consideration. , Quite naturally some democratic papers are attempting to make it appear that the measure Is a n n,l.n am tl.. i 4V. a atmtla- l.L. -..k k m. U OtlUU W1UI IUU I. a UDlO fcWW IIS 1.V 1UIQ the author of the bill says he never mentioned It to the president, who is In no way responsible for it In regard to the measure Mr.' Foraker said: "It will not weaken the present anti-trout law,- but Is intended to assist in its In terpretation. The Sherman act was In tended to prevent, unreasonable re straint of trade. If my bill becomes a law it will not prevent the prosecution of dangerous and harmful combinations, Mv bill slmnlv recosnlzea the common law definition of Irode. It really car- rles out the original purpose of the Sherman anti-trust law," The supreme court has given its interpretation of tbat act It is within the province of congress to place Its construction upon the Intent and meaning of the law and Oer-lthere can be no" doubt as to the desira pos-lbillty of Its doing this. The St Louis exposition mandgers are exceedingly optimistic . President Fran- els estimates that the exposition will have an attendance of 80,000,000, which, with an admission fee of 60 cents, would produce $13,000,000 of gate receipts. When the gates of the St Louis exposi Hon have closed the exposition managers may consider themselves lucky if the aggregate number of paid admissions reaches 15,000,000 and the actual gate receipts come up to $3,000,000. The Paris exposition, which was held In c"y f 8'000'000 POP"1"1 thin territory densely populated, only passed 32,000,000 of paying visitors through the turnstiles, Chicago a fraction over 18, 000,000 and Buffalo less than 0,000,000. All international expositions have been compelled to stimulate admissions by cut rates on certain days and after cer tain hours. St Louis will not be any exception. Unless tbey reduce rates for children and adults admitted at night to 29 cents their turnstiles will not turn very much It is announced that Manager Lane of the Nebraska Telephone company will be invited to appear before the execu tlve committee of the Commercial cluD at Its next meeting to discuss the situa tlon with a view to letting the inde pendent companies, who are competing with the Nebraska Telephone company outside of Omaha, do business in, Omaha. Manager Lane is a most affa t,e gentleman, but his most Intimate friends fear that he will lose bis temper wuen that proposition is put before him An invitation to Manager Clabaugn of the gas company to discuss the gas light- lng and gas heating situation with view to allowing a rival gas compsqy to get a permanent foothold in Omaha would be about as rational The execu tlve committee 6f .the Commercial club might Just as well make up Its mind I now as any other time that the only I .... I . . way to get competitive telephone service Is by fighting it out The Omaha hyphenated nypochon drlae quotes the editor of the Flatts- mouth Journal in support of. its sntl Rockefeller crusade as saying; "Am op- PI to recognising any such fellow ai Rockefeller, who has filched from the people of Nebraska enough to build which is aesignstea as s itocserener 1 monument, is fUXW, muiapnea ny I IW we amount an ra w umrm uemm filched from Nebraska consumers of pe troleum, would be f 100,000,00(X Assume that Rockefeller has filched 5 cents per gallon from the consumers of coal oil in Nebraska, be had to sell 2,000,000,000 gallons, and If the average selling price was IS cents per gallon the people of Nebraska most have paid at least $300,- 000,000 for coal oil. What a whopper. The experience of all large cities Is la favor of small parks centrally located. The city of St Louis, for example, has twenty-three parka, of which twelve contain less than six acres each; four contain ten to fifteen acres, three less than fifty and more than twenty acres each, wlille only four have an area ex ceeding fifty acres. The demand In St Louis is for additional small parks in the downtown district If the Omaha Park commission could dispose of two or three of its outlying tracts of land that have been Included in its park sys tem and expend the" proceeds for sinall breathing spots In the downtown, dis trict it would materially increase the comfort of the people who are compelled to live In tenement bouses and business blocks, and at the same time would con tribute toward beautifying the city. The bill tntroduced into the Iowa state senate to compel married men to work or go to Jail Is class legislation of the most pronounced type, besides being un congenial and unconstitutional. - Men who habitually . abstain from work whether they are married or single are constitutionally opposed to compulsory exercise either with the Jack-plane, ham mer, saw or shovel. Habitual Indolence however, most pronounced in mar ried men when they know that they can depend upon their wives to earn a living for them. To send this class of barm leas' people to Jail would simply impose additional taxes on the people who are tiling to work. Now that the Porto Rican delegate has been admitted to congress, the ne cessity for easy English substitutes for some of the native names of islanders becomes more apparent. Delegate Kalan- lanaole kindly brought along the pseu donym of "Prince Cupid," which has saved many warm words on the part of those who write. The Kansas State university Is the re- iplent of a legacy of $25,000 from a friend of higher education, and the ac ceptance of this gift will, according to the World-Herald,, be an open confes sion that the state of Kansas Is either unable or unwilling to maintain its edu cational Institutions at the public ex pense. Chase la Poeketa Oply. Kansas City Times.1 "Who sets the beef profits?" sska Secre tary Wilson. Wall, the Creamery trust sets a. portion of them since tbe oleomargarine law went Into effect . lay OI Bleat Will De. Chicago Tribune. The Ice troet muit have some compensa' tlon next summer, look you, for tbe dlacom forts its men have encountered In cutting the Ice this terribly ooid winter. Tea Maeh Sore Head. Chicago Chronicle. The plutocrats against whom Mr. Bryan is now leveling his biggest oratorical guns are "the men who did not vote for me tn 1888 and 1900." What other defeated presi dential candidate ever exhibited his sore head In this manner. A raw of Them Left. BL Louis Qlobe-Democrat. Bryan says he will support none of the democrats who voted for Palmer and Buck' ner, and there were 133.424 of them. The McKlnley democrat were still more numer ous, and may also be presumed to be unac oept&ble to the indefatigable loser of 1836 and 1900. VI Creditable to Brit Ink Jaatlc. Louisville Courier-Journal. creditable to British Justice that In spite of tha evident high Influence exerted to shield Wright his conviction was ac complished "and a suitable penalty fixed by the sentence. Ilia audden and tragic death in no way affects the credit due tha offi cers who prosecuted and sentenced him. Shabby Baalaeaa. Philadelphia Press. The attempt to make out a ground of criticism sgalnat tbe Postofflce department because of the large increase In expendi tures la shabby business. The postal ex penditures come back in postal receipts. This amply Justifies Increased expenditures. Any other course would not be In the pub lic Interest. Opts Porta ta Chlaa. . Springfield Republican. - The circulation some time ago of the story (hat -Russia's new far eastern port. Dalny, was not free from Ice in the harbor all the year has proved to be correct only In a qualified sense. Tha United Btatea consul at Formosa, Mr. Davidson, says In a London Times interview: "It has been stated that Dalny It not an lee-free port. and In a limited sense this is true, for at times a thm coating of ice forms. In the harbor: but there . has never been, and engineers are confident that there never will be. sufficient 'Ice to Interfere seriously with shipping. One small steam tug could easily, keep the harbor free of all Ice, This information renders superfluous all speculations to the effect that Russia must secure another port In Corea In order to have one that la ice-free. COST Of LI VI HQ. Phaaea at tha Prohlea la risnares ass Aaaertloaa. Everybody's Magaslne. Every pocket knows lu owa bitterness. According to tbe atatlstlca of the Depart ment of Labor which got Its figures from 1.667 families with aa average Income of tKT.19. and an average 1 expenditure o S76I.M. the cost of living in 1902. when It was highest, was 1S.1 per cent more than hi 1896, when It was lowest Average wages have accommodatingly Increased by Just that li.l per cent; In soma cases by more. The Employers' Association of Chicago estl mates that the cost of living increased by Its per cent from UBS to ltot. Various newspapers a'nd Independent observers have guessed a much fclsher Increase of cost. even mors than double . Statistics are arrant liars,' and In figures there Is no com fori. Ask your wife bow the household bills for groceries, and meat, and so on, In the last two years compare with those Of UM. If sue doesn't aay that they have gone ap from 40 to aft per cent, you are a mighty lucky man. Wages may or may not have gone ap IS - per cent. Salaries have sot gone vp af eU, , FRBSIDEftT AMD WALL STREET. What the ASaalalatratloa Has Done ta Break l'a Treats. Kansas City Btar (Ind.) A trader of the Btar desires to know what President Roosevelt hae done to op pose Wall street or hamper the trusts; what has become of the Northern Securi ties case, and whether the secretary of the treasury "has not rushed to Wall street very time a monetary stringency threat ened It." As a reason for seeking this In formation the writer, says: ."1 believe that am not alone in my doubts ss to the sin cerity of Wall street's opposition to Mr. Roosevelt" It Is necessary, of course, to distinguish between legitimate Wall street the natural center of American finance and specula tive Wall street, which Inflates stock and promotes monopolists enterprises.. The president Is not hostile to organized capital so long as Its purposes are honest and Its methods lawful. Secretary Shaw has been lees disposed than most of his predecessors to come to the aid of the banks. When he his drawn on the treasury to relieve a trlngency he has sent relief through the subtreasurles. and even western banks look largely to the New York subtreasury for relief. There Is nothlna- Questionable In ny relief that he has thus far given. President Roosevelt has consistently op posed" special Immunities and favors for great corporations. As governor of New York he secured the passage of a law tax ing franchises. That was one of his first offenses to Wall street. As president he has recognised two great evils growing out of present conditions the organisation of trusts, through which the masses are Im posed upon and competition strangled, and the Inflation of stocks, through which inno cent purchasers are deceived and fleeced. For the first he demanded more far-reaching laws and the enforcement of existing statutes against extortion and the restraint of trade. For the second he demanded pub licity, believing that the Imposition of watered stocks would be reduced to the minimum, if published statements of ac tual conditions were exacted. To these ends he asked and secured the creation of the new Department of ' Commerce, with special powers and facilities for regulating practices and exposing conditions. This department has made substantial progress nder Secretary Cortelyou, although much time necessarily has been given to organi sation. .Under the president's Instruction Attorney General Knox proceeded against the North ern Securities company and secured a ver dict In the lower courts. The case Is now awaiting the action of the supreme court f the United States. This case has been especially offensive to Wall street because the president did not give warning to the railway magnates that he intended to bring action, in order that they might prepare for the slump in watered stock that fol lowed. They reasoned that inasmuch as they had contributed liberally to republican campaign funds, they deserved this special consideration. The president maintained that they must be treated merely as offend ers against the law. ' ' The Beef trust was proceeded against and the case was won in the lower courts. The supreme court of the United States re manded the case and It will be tried again. Injunction suits are proceeding against fourteen different railroads, to break up unlawful combinations to fix rates. The action against the Salt trust resulted in plea of guilty, a fine, and the breaking up of the organization. A case is pending against tho Jacksonville Wholesale Grocers' association. The suit against the coal-car rying roads of the east will be heard by the supreme court of .the United States March 17, and the same tribunal also has the action against the Louisville A Nash vllle railroad forarbltrary overcharges to dispose of. There Is a case against tne Cotton trust for discriminating in "rout ing." The Standard Oil trust has been asked for a statement of Its business and has refused to comply, and sctlon to test the pulbictty law will be brought sgalnat this great corporations. president Roosevelt has dons all that he has been able to do to check the abuses of the trusts and rail-way combinations, and everything possible to promote the legit I mate Interests of the country. There is not the least doubt that speculative Wall street Is against him. ARTHUR AND ROOSEVELT. Deduction Draws Irons Allesred Slml larltlea Falls la Important Feints. Leslto's Weekly. Some democratic and some assistant democratic papers are printing what they call "a parallel" between the case of Arthur and that of Roosevelt, which they think shows up unpleasently for the latter, Each of these New Yorkers was on the ticket with an Ohio man (Garfield In the earlier Instance and McKlnley In the later one), and each, after the assassination of the Ohio man, went to the presidency. Postal frauds engaged the attention of each early In the presidency; each was properly and fairly ambitious te reach that office by election ; each was Impedod by dls cord In. his party In his ' state. In the convention which met In Chicago in June, 1884, Arthur was beaten for the nomina tion. In the convention which meets in Chicago in Ji Sh. 1904 will Roosevelt be beaten? So. mu4 tar the deadly parallel The deduction which Is being drawn from these similarities, or alleged similarities. falls In all Important points. In the first places there Is no discord of consequence In the republican party In New York In 1904. Senator Piatt and Governor Odell may have minor differences about state matters, but both are working in harmony for Roosevelt's nomination and election Arthur was beaten for the nomination In 1884 for two reasons: Despite the wise policy which he pursued after he entered the White House, he was considered by many republicans to be merely the head of a faction. He had as an opponent In tne convention the most powerful roan In ths republican party James O. Blaine. Roose velt, on the other bans, has never peon Identified with any faction of his party, From the moment he entered the preal dency he has been the party's dominant BDlrtt. Nobody else Is mentioned seriously In connection with the presidential candt- Am .rr that a corporal's guard of Implacables Insist on coupling Senator Hanna's name with the office, against Henna's repeated and honest protests that he la not seeking the candidacy, and that ha nrefers the senatorsnip xo mo prew danrv. We take Senator Hanna at his word, which has ever been as good as his bond, and It would be better If some of Roosevelt's enthusiastic but too Impetuous followers would do the same. This disposes of the parallel so far as regards the candidacy. Roosevelt's nom ination will be unanimous. Now let us see how ths parael bears on the election. The republican party bad a majority of only fifty-nine In the electoral college of 1880, aid New York decided the contest. The' republican party had a maJorUy of 1ST In ths electoral college of 1900, and It oould have lost New Tork and several other states aud stlU have won the presidency. The Conkllag-Oarfleld fight, oa account of Garfield's selection of William JL Robert son to be collector of the port of New Tork In lBU, split the republican party wide open. The "half-breeds," or Blaine and Robertson men, cut the stalwart, or Conkllng and Arthur man, Charles J. Fil ter, when hs was the candidate t'f gov ernor 'in VdS. to such an extent that he received 212.000 fewer votes man were J given te GarOeld In the same state for THERE IS UO SUDSmUTEFOn y-m' ' iTTn- S Absolutely Pure IT IS A lyiATTEH OF HEALTH president In 1880, and thus Cleveland was made governor by nearly 193,000 plurality. The stalwarts retaliated In 1884, when Blaine was nominated for president and thus they gave the state and ths election to Cleveland. Nothing of this sort Is visible anywhere In 1904. There Is no republican feud of magnitude In any state. All over the country the party ' is har monious, aggressive, and enthusiastic. In 190 unlike the case of 1S82, the republicans carried congress, they won New York, and they made gains, as compared even with 1900, In the other states which voted. Roosevelt's policy, despite the assertions of his enemies, has been so popular that It has commanded the support of many of the democrats. On the para mount Issue, that of the Panama canal's construction, he has won the south over to his side and split the democray In that region. In the canvess Roosevelt's adminis tration will necessarily be the issue, and that administration has commended Itself so- powerfully to the American people of all sections that it is sure of all overwhelming ratification at the polls. Present Indications are that Roosevelt will have a longer lead in the electoral college of 1901 than the winning ticket of McKlnley and Roosevelt received in 1900, PERSONAL NOTES. Samuel Roads, legislator, editor, author and founder of the famous Sea Serpent club , of Marblehead, Mass., has Just died. Maurice Vignaux, the French billiard expert retains the billiard - championship of the world through defeating George Sutton, tbe American player, . GOO points to 49$ points. In a game Just played In Parts. The emperor of Austria, when chlded by his physicians for working too many hours, replied: "But what can I do? As It la I can only Just get my day's work in; and where should I be if I began even an hour later?" Princess Schahowskol Stechneff. who lives in Paris, bwns the most sumptuous' private car In Europe, for which she employs an en ormous suite of Circassian attendants, secretaries and servants, all wearing gorgeous Circassian costumes. There seems to be quite a decided move ment among the rank, and . file of the republican party In Massachusetts to honor John D. Long with the place of. delegate at large to the republican national con vention at Chicago. The city attorney of Chicago says that for personal Injuries, such as falls caused by rotten sidewalks, there are suits for over 138,000,000 against the city. He blames It on an organisation of young doctors and lawyers who hunt up clients in order to loot the city treasury. Congressman Henry 8. Boutell of Chicago has a passion for digging Into old records and hunting up literary conceits. He has a most curious collection of odd epitaphs, which he thinks of puhllslng. Mr. Boutell is a storehouse of information regarding oddities of American and English history. Although there are 'still ten indictments hanging over Dr. A. A. 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Philadelphia Cttthollo Standard. , "Didn't I see that young man ktsslng you?" asked the mother. "I fear you did," replied the slrl, "Don't you know that you should never let a man kiss you?" "But mamma, it seems so forward for a girl to do the kissing." Chicago Post "Money doesn't always bring happtr "That may be all true enough." replied the struggling young man, "but It's one of truth. n n. V. 1 . can teach." Detroit Free Presa "Don't you think that your love bf money exercises a dangerous Influence oa your career ?" "My dear sir," answered Senator Sorg-. hum, "I doubt tf my own love of money has had as much effect aa the willingness, not to say anxiety, of other people to ac cept my money." Washington Star. A party whose candor was shocking Was once reprimanded for knocking Because he had said Of the heiress he wed: She carries her coin in her chatelaine! i . Milwaukee Sentinel. T , GIVE 'EH TUB LAt'OH. , ''J James Barton Adams Is Denver Poet. 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